Jan 18, 2010 6:00pm EST
start a brand new life in the united states. five orphans said to be adopted arrived in orlando. they were found in the rubble of an orphanage. there will be reunited with their new families. >> money and supplies are pouring in to help those affected. star athletes and starthey are a candlelight vigil at the haitian embassy. people offering their prayers for the island nation. so many have been moved on this day that even the folks here at the embassy have been overwhelmed by what they have received. >> the donations just keep pouring in. the support is humbling. >> it is good to see everyone helping out. supplies dropped off are being sorted at this old warehouse behind d.c. general hospital. volunteers showed up to sort things out. >> we're giving them food, clothing, medicine. >> the question in this situation is when and how well all these make it to the people who need it? the embassy is asking the general public stop dropping off supplies and donate money. people in our area just want to give what they can. >> when you find there is a need, you should step up to the plate and f
Jan 20, 2010 6:00pm EST
this throughout the united states. this would be new for us to go international. >> if you want to help the people at the haitian embassy, the best thing you can do is to donate money through a charitable organization that you feel comfortable with or through your job or company. >>> if you do want to give, we are teaming up with save the children. you can go to our web site, wjla.com, there you will find a link to the save the children website. >>> it is inspiring to see the way people are stepping up. >> all across the country. >>> and doug hill is stepping up, can you find some way to put a positive spin on this mess? >> i am sorry, brother. i cannot do it. we will go backwards weather wise. it is the middle of january, you can expect it. live super doppler radar. down towards stafford and fredericksburg, there is rain there, even reports of sleep. -- reports of sleet. one viewer sees some indication of it too on our store machine. -- our stomrm machine. in spotsylvania county, it is 36 degrees. 40 degrees in chevy chase. 38 degrees, the current temperature and waldorf. remember
Jan 13, 2010 6:00pm EST
. >>> american air marshals when now be on all flights from nigeria to united states. nigeria has allowed federal officers on the flights after the failed christmas day attack. the accused bomber originated in nigeria. nigeria also wants american officials to train it nigerian officials. >>> united airlines is now jumping on the increased baggage check fairway did. delta was the first to announce $5 increases. the airlines will now charge $25 to check the first bag and $35 for the second bag. there is a small discount for travelers who pay in advance for their back online. >>> the legislative session of the maryland general assembly got underway this morning. the state budget is the top priority. the new $2 billion shortfall is likely to cause heated debate. a proposed alcohol tax. others want to rein in spending. foreclosures, job creation cent unemployment benefits are likely to dominate this session. >>> budget problems were also be at the center of the virginia legislative session. they have close to a $4 billion shortfall. they're talking about dropping the car tax and increasing the
Jan 11, 2010 6:00pm EST
. >> eight years ago today, the united states open the prison at guantanamo bay. >> and the controversy surrounding the prison remains. today, protesters took to the streets in d.c. >> the present, by executive order, was supposed to close on the 22nd of this month. that obviously is not going to happen, which is only exacerbating the controversy over what should happen with the detainees who remain there. >> protesters wore black hoods and orange jumpsuits. these demonstrators say they are furious that eight years after opening the prison at guantanamo bay, is a human rights catastrophe. >> i just assumed that somewhere along the line justice will prepare -- would prevail. >> they hope to put pressure on president obama, who on on the second day in office ordered the prison disclosed. >> we hope for a change of heart by those who are still held captive by their fears. >> i have not heard one individual who has said i want to get out of guantanamo and i want revenge. >> but many have returned to the fight, including two reportedly in the leadership in al qaeda on the arabian peninsula.